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Directed group sale tix

Postby DrYes » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:49 pm

Can anyone tell me how you know if your group is eligible for directed group sale tickets? Last year was my first running a theme camp, and it was a new camp so we weren't eligible anyway. This year, hoping to lock in tix for a few key infrastructure people.

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:56 pm

As I understand it, you are contacted directly. I'm not sure who, but I bet the placers have input...
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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:04 pm

What Fishy said. As per the information posted on the tickets page, Burning Man targets specific groups within the community for participation in the Directed Group Sale. The program does not have an application process.

From their past participation, Burning Man would already have contact information and will reach out to the team leader of a group that's to be invited to participate.

Having simply been part of a registered camp or project in a previous year does not guarantee that you'd be eligible. There are a number of factors, and if I remember correctly from past directed group sales, it's something in the neighborhood of half the registered camps and projects are available to benefit.

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby AntiM » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:40 am

I was invited my second year as a theme camp. I wasn't expecting it, just had an email appear in my inbox one day.
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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby DrYes » Thu Jan 16, 2014 6:29 pm

Thanks for the info! I will await news or the lack thereof in my inbox.

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby freeeeeman » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:09 pm

i assume that i should not panic if i have not received an invitation yet?

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:55 pm

If you're the primary contact for a camp (or project) that has a) registered in the past and b) in good standing, you should have already received an email with preliminary information. Invites will start going out soon, but generally speaking only arond half of the previously registered camps/projects will be able to participate.

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby freeeeeman » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:24 am

we got invites the last 2 years and i think we are in good standing? so i hope...

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby raftin » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:46 pm

FYI, as a camp lead I just got my directed ticket invite just now. It says that on January 30th when the sale opens I will be able to invite camp members for the limited spots they allocated for me. The number of spots was predetermined by someone somewhere. Hope that info helps.

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby zorro sings » Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:35 pm

Our camp has been involved in all 3 directed sales and interesting to see its evolution.

2012-A phone call asking how many tickets we needed as the ticket debacle causes some real panic for everyone concerned.
2013-Not sure this sale would be repeated but it was.Asked this time to limit it to only those who were absolute core members that filled out a profile.
2014-We now have been given a firm number of"core campers"we can invite.Most likely varies from camp to camp depending on camp population in the past.

This new 'allotment" number makes it seem possible that the 15,000 tickets available might be equal to all the camps needs as determined by placement.Then again maybe not.
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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby AntiM » Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:42 am

No individual DS invite for my camp this year, because we are placed in Hushville. That's alright, our village takes care of us.
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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:52 am

Do not mistake the allotment number to mean that there is a guarantee of tickets. The allotment number is a cap on the maximum number of people that a camp may invite, intended as a curb against those who may feel their entire camp's population is essential, or who may otherwise be tempted to start inviting outside their team.

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby asr9754 » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:23 am

If you're invited into the Directed Group Sale, does this also allow you to request theme-camp placement and/or Early Arrival passes?

Or is the Directed Group sale for tickets only, and you still have to do the Theme Camp questionaire separately?

At what point int he process can you make your Early-arrival ticket request?

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:43 am

No.
Yes.
I believe that it's when you do the placement questionnaire.
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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby trilobyte » Fri Jan 31, 2014 12:54 pm

The placement questionnaire (as well as other registered project questionnaires) opens up at noon on February 19.

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby Hope-a-Lope » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:51 pm

raftin wrote:FYI, as a camp lead I just got my directed ticket invite just now. It says that on January 30th when the sale opens I will be able to invite camp members for the limited spots they allocated for me. The number of spots was predetermined by someone somewhere. Hope that info helps.


I thought DS begins on 2/12 according to the website....
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12pm (noon) PST: Directed Group Sale ($380) starts (tickets.burningman.com)

So, some camps are already buying tix as of 1/30? I found out I'll be getting an invite to register for DS, but can't buy a ticket until 2/12.

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby AntiM » Mon Feb 03, 2014 9:09 pm

No, the camp leads are submitting the lists then. No one gets to buy before 2/12.
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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby Ano » Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:14 pm

Okay. So, lets say a camp gets five invites to the group sale, and they submit five names to get invited to participate in the group sale. Does that mean that the camp is limited to five tickets total? Or if one person buys two tickets, would one person lose out on their chance?

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Postby tamarakay » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:28 pm

Each registered person gets two tickets and one vehicle pass.
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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby arsenik101 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:30 am

Hello! My leader registered my email for the group sale! But, I don't know if he put the good one!?!
Do you have a confirmation email from Burning Man after the group registration? or I will receive it the day for the ticket purchase?

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby trilobyte » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:35 am

No, one person purchasing two tickets would not deny another invitee from being able to participate.

The camp gets up to x invitations, and each invitee can then potentially purchase one or two tickets (and one or two vehicle passes). Emails should be going out sometime later today to invitees, with more information about pre-registering and participating in next week's directed group sale.

Of course, camps should be careful to only invite core/essential members of their camp - and if more invites are offered than are needed, it's better to leave them unused than to pass them along outside the group. It's done largely through the honor system, but barcodes are ultimately trackable, and camps found to be abusing the program could risk future participation.

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby trilobyte » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:36 am

@arsenik101 - your camp leader should have seen a confirmation if the information he/she entered was correct. Emails should be going out to invitees today with instructions for pre-registering for and participating in next week's sale.

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby arsenik101 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:37 am

Cool! thank you!

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby usurpedus » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:25 pm

has anyone received an email confirmation they'd been selected for tickets via the direct sale?

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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby zorro sings » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:41 pm

Just got one while reading this.
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Postby tamarakay » Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:56 pm

Ok, how many of you are wearing out the refresh button after that one?
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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby zorro sings » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:05 pm

I should add that I am a camp lead,looks like they went first,as none of my invitees have gotten anything yet.
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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby zorro sings » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:25 pm

now our campers too have the "invitation"
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Postby EspressoDude » Wed Feb 05, 2014 7:36 pm

yes!! got our invites !!
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Re: Directed group sale tix

Postby Blompson » Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:20 pm

Got mine today around 7pm. WOO!

A heads up though: gmail had filed it under "promotions", which I never check, instead of "primary", so I didn't see it at first. So, yeah, that's a thing.
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